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From Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

1. From Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Day Trip with Pickup & Lunch

Set off on an island-hopping cruise to the Elafiti Islands of Lopud, Šipan, and Koločep on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Visit beaches, historical churches, vineyards, and olive groves at your own pace and try Mediterranean delicacies. Be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle that will take you to the harbor. Climb aboard the boat and settle in for a cruise along Dubrovnik's coastline. Set sail to your first stop, the island of Lopud, where you will have free time to explore the island as you like. Relax on the sunny shores or visit the sandy beach at Šunj Bay. If you feel like stretching your legs, hike along the car-free roads to explore untouched nature or discover the island's famous heritage, including old ruined fortresses and a Saint Mary Franciscan monastery. Next, sail to the largest island in the Elafiti archipelago, Šipan. Disembark to explore the island's scenic vineyards and olive groves. At your final stop, Koločep, relax with a swim in the crystal-clear waters off the coast or take a stroll through the pine forests before returning to Dubrovnik. During the cruise, quench your thirst with unlimited local wine, water, and various soft drinks. Sample homemade olive oil and the best homegrown vegetables for that real Mediterranean experience. For lunch, choose between grilled fish or chicken or a vegetarian menu, all served with potato salad.

Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

2. Dubrovnik: Half-Day Cave and Beach Tour with Lunch

Set sail on the glittering sea for a scenic journey from Dubrovnik around Croatia's breathtaking coast. Relax with refreshing drinks on deck as you admire panoramic views of Croatia, picturesque caves, and beaches. Stop at the famous Blue Cave where you can jump into the water to swim or snorkel. Next, visit three more caves before relaxing on Šunj's sandy beach for an hour — one of the most famous beaches in the Dubrovnik region. Explore the open decks that allow you to feel the cooling sea breeze and while enjoying the striking blue waters of the sea that provide perfect photo opportunities.

Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

3. Dubrovnik: Elafiti Islands Cruise with Lunch

Sail from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands on this day trip. Savor savor a Dalmatian lunch and sip on a complimentary drink. Visit the islands of Koločep, Šipan, and Lopud. Take a refreshing dip in the sea and explore the underwater world with high-quality snorkeling gear. Your full-day trip begins by sailing to Koločep, an island covered with pine forest and home to a picturesque fishing village located on the bay. Continue on to the town of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan, a fishing port that’s home to the 16th-century villa of the Skočibuha family. Your last stop is the island of Lopud, a place with a long naval tradition and home to many famous captains and sailors. Enjoy a walk along Lopud Bay to the Franciscan monastery and the Gjorgic-Mayneri Park that dates back to the 19th century. There will also be a bar stocked with a wide variety of drinks and wines available for purchase. Finally, there will be time for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches. Choose from a delicious fish, meat, vegetarian, or child's menu option when booking.

Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

4. Dubrovnik: Best of the Elaphites by Catamaran

Discover three paradisaical islands known as the Elaphite Islands on a full-day cruise from Dubrovnik. You'll first sail to Kalamota, the southernmost inhabited island in Croatia, before traveling onward to the historical Šipan Island, which is dotted with numerous old churches and noblemen's villas. Following that, explore the lush island of Lopud, known for incredible sandy beaches. Enjoy a swim stop in front of Kalamota Island, before free time for creating unforgettable memories as you explore the Šipan and Lopud islands at your own pace. You will also enjoy delicious snacks, fresh fruit, and refreshing drinks on board. This is bound to prove the perfect day out, as you explore three islands aboard an impressive vessel over the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

5. From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Island-Hopping with Lunch

Explore pristine beaches, remarkable ruins, picture-perfect pine forests, and citrus gardens. After pick-up from your hotel, drive to the port to join your skipper for the day. Your first stop is the lush-green island of Kolocep, a quintessentially Croatian island, blessed with orange and lemon groves as well as pine forests stretching as far as the eye can see. Take an hour of free time on the island to soak up the sun on the delightful beach or stroll to the medieval Chapel of St. Anton. Next, continue to the neighboring island of Sipan. Enjoy some leisure time to take in the picturesque island sights including 15th-century houses and churches, a quaint marina and enchanting coastal paths sheltered by fig trees and citrus bushes. En route to the final island for the day, Lopud, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served on the boat. Choose from an array of freshly-caught fish, meat, and vegetarian dishes with unlimited Croatian wine and soft drinks. When you arrive at Lopud, head to the famous Sunj beach, known for its white sands and calm waters — perfect for a refreshing dip. Finally, you will make your way back to Dubrovnik, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

6. From Dubrovnik: 4-hour Elafiti Islands Private Boat Tour

From the main port of Gruž, it only takes about 20 minutes to get to the Elaphiti Archipelago, so this half-day tour is great for those looking for a bit of adventure close to town. Of the three main islands, you can easily visit one or two in half a day. During the hot summer months, the Blue Cave on Koločep and the famous Šunj Beach of Lopud are ideal if you like swimming and snorkelling. Your skipper will know all of the best spots for cliff jumping on the islands too if you're an adrenaline seeker. If you want to visit some of the islands’ historical villages instead, you might consider the old Monastery and Rector’s Palace on Šipan. Since this is a private tour, you get to decide on your own itinerary and you are free to change it throughout the day. Your skipper can advise you about the area and help you make the most of your time. Some of our guests start out their planning to visit all three islands, end up falling in love with the first one, and stay there all afternoon. Other groups move along more quickly and have time to visit something extra before heading back to Dubrovnik. It’s 100% flexible, and it’s 100% up to you.

Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

7. Dubrovnik: Blue Cave, Odysseus Cave & 4 Islands Day Tour

Start the day early as your hosts greet you at the Marina Frapa Dubrovnik and take you on a seafaring adventure. Soak up the sun as you ride towards Mljet island and the first stop of the day, the Odysseus Cave. Dive into the pristine blue water uninterrupted by the city crowds before continuing to Blace Beach, said to resemble the moon's surface due to the unique color of the sand. The next stop is at the charming little island Šipan, one of the Elaphiti Islands, small by size but very rich in history. Following Šipan, you will visit the most famous sandy beach in the Dubrovnik area where you can swim, snorkel, relax, and even have lunch in a restaurant by the sea. The journey continues after about two hours when the crew will take you to the Blue Cave of Kolocep Island to take one more dip in the crystal clear blue waters. On the way back to the city, take in the most beautiful panorama of the city walls during sunset.

Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

8. Dubrovnik: Full-Day Sea Kayak Tour to Elaphite Islands

Embark on a full-day trip from Dubrovnik to the Elaphite Islands. Kayak, snorkel, and swim amongst lush scenery as you explore Lopud Island, the Green Cave, and Šipan. Stop at the village of Suđurađ to try local food and venture to the uninhabited island of Ruda. After arriving at Lopud via ferry, head to the base to get geared up. During a safety talk, your tour leader will provide kayaking instructions and explain the equipment so you can have the best experience. Once ready, set off across the channel for the island of Šipan. Before arriving at the Green Cave, an orchestrated sound of cicadas from Šipan will lure you to its coast. Once there, tie up the kayaks and get ready for swimming and snorkeling in the ethereal green light of this secluded cave. A high cliff awaits for the brave ones. Following along the coast, arrive at a delightful fishing village of Suđurađ on the island of Šipan. Have a break for lunch in one of the restaurants that provide fresh local delicacies. Enjoy fresh fish caught the very same day with homemade olive oil (costs not included). The last stop of the day is the small uninhabited island of Ruda. Following its coast, arrive at the hidden rusty cave on the other side of the island. Paddle inside the cave, snap some photos of intricate details, and feel like a pirate while hiding in the shade of this rocky grotto. On the way back to the base, paddle in front of a picturesque 15th-century monastery and arrive back at Lopud. After dropping off your gear, receive your return ferry tickets. Before your return ferry trip, you can go for a walk, swim, or enjoy a drink on the promenade.

From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Dubrovnik: Elaphite Islands Day Trip with Lunch

Admire the scenery of the Adriatic Coast on a day trip to Elaphite Island from Dubrovnik, with hotel transfers included. Board a boat and spend the day sailing to the 3 gems of Lopud, Sipan, and Kolocep. Soak up the seascapes and enjoy lunch onboard. At each stop, enjoy free time for sightseeing. Begin the day with a drive to the port of Gruž, where you’ll board a boat for an excursion to the islands of Koločep, Lopud, and Šipan in the Dubrovnik archipelago. Head to the Elaphiti islands, admiring the beauty of the marine environment along the way. Upon arrival at Koločep, have free time for sightseeing and a chance to explore the island. Next up is Sipan, where you can enjoy a pleasant walk around the island. When you’re back on board, set sail toward the island of Lopud while the crew serves lunch on board. Choose from fish, meat, or vegetarian menu options. After lunch, disembark at your last stop, the island of Lopud. Swim in the clear waters, soak up the sunshine, or relax on the secluded Šunj Beach at your leisure.

Kolocep Island: Hiking & Swimming Day Trip

10. Kolocep Island: Hiking & Swimming Day Trip

Apart from Dubrovnik Old Town, culture and history there is also the beautiful nature that surrounds the city. Go hiking on the lush Croatian island of Kolocep and take in the stunning panoramas that you'd find nowhere else! Meet your English-speaking guide at the Gruz Harbor and board on a most popular local ferry. Let the expert guide take you through the numerous foot paths on Kolocep Island. During your 3 hour hike, you'll enjoy in the tranquil surroundings of the lush Mediterranean vegetation including fragrant myrtle, laurel, thyme and rosemary. Your guide will unveil hidden places for swimming and cliff diving, away from the crowded city beaches. Return to Dubrovnik with an unforgettable experience of Kolocep Island.

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What people are saying about Elaphiti Islands

Our tour started in the morning getting on the ferry to the island of Lopud. There, the guides met us at the docks and directed us to their company location. We received a short course of instruction on use of the kayaks. Next, we paddled to the island of Sipan, about 3.5 km. The guides showed us how to get into Green Cave, which is completely hidden since its entrance is below the surface during high tide. We tarried in Green Cave for awhile and then did some cliff jumping. There were several heights to jump from. We also used the provided snorkel gear to explore the cove. Then we paddled about 1.5 km to lunch. We ordered fresh fish which was delicious. Finally, we paddled back to Lopud. Compared to other tours that are available, this one is great because the gear is top of the line - the kayaks are super narrow and the type that you sit inside (not on top) with the optional skirt. These type of kayaks are very easy to maneuver and take less effort than the sit-on-top kind.

Great trip for the price. The amount of time spent at each island was sufficient. Staff was very friendly. Food and endless drinks were nice as well. Overall, would definitely recommend. Great way to see a few islands in one day!

Amazing trip! Karaka is very nice and clean with stops to amazing islands (Kolocep, Sipan and Lopud). Lunch were served while navigating to another island meaning all stops were spent exploring. Love Karaka!

Great boat experience to visit the blue cave and the surrounding caves. Team at the top very pleasant and caring. Free drinks (soft and alcohol) and at will + fruit as a snack and sandwich provided.

I had a blast on this tour. The driver and guide were super friendly and knowledgeable. I would for sure book this tour again when back in Dubrovnik. I highly recommend this tour.